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December 17, 2012

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

— Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

1. MOURNERS GATHER FOR LITTLEST VICTIMS OF SHOOTING RAMPAGE

“The message was: You’re secure now. The worst is over,” says a woman who attended one of Monday’s services in Newtown, Conn.

2. TIDE RISING FOR TIGHTER GUN LAWS

It remains to be seen whether Obama and Congress will turn their rhetoric into action.

3. SEN. DANIEL INOUYE DIES AT 88

The influential Democrat and WWII hero played key roles in the Watergate and Iran-Contra investigations.

4. WHAT MIGHT BREAK THE ‘FISCAL CLIFF’ LOGJAM   

Obama is proposing tax increases on those earning more than $400K, rather than $200K. Boehner is offering to let taxes rise on wealthy Americans’ investment income.

5. IN EGYPT, AN ELECTION SURPRISE

Barely a third of voters turned out for the constitutional referendum on — perhaps a sign of political apathy less than two years after Mubarak’s ouster.

6. RARE DISTINCTION FOR S.C. LAWMAKER

Congressman Tim Scott, filling a vacated seat, will become the seventh black person to serve in the U.S. Senate.

7. OBESE KILLER GETS A REPRIEVE

Ohio governor cites poor legal representation in granting clemency to an inmate who had argued he’s too fat to be humanely executed.

8. A HUMBLE TUBER LIVING THE HIGH LIFE

The manioc root, long a staple of Brazil’s poor, is now being served in the country’s best restaurants.

9. END OF A LONG ROAD FOR TWIN SPACESHIPS

With fuel dwindling, the NASA vehicles are sent plunging into a mountain near the moon’s north pole.

10. WHY ‘THE SOPRANOS’ ENDED THE WAY IT DID

“The question is not whether Tony lived or died,” director David Chase tells the AP. “All I wanted to do was present the idea of how short life is and how precious it is.”

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